We've been enjoying some beautiful hot sunny days here
since last Friday. There are showers coming through then
some more sunshine for the weekend.
The hummingbirds are busy fighting over the two feeders I
have hanging on the back deck.
I love to sit and watch them flitting back and forth while
they chirp at each other.
They move so fast and are hard to capture on my camera.
I used the sports mode for these pictures.
There wasn't much activity for about two weeks but I believe
this is because they were nesting and minding their young.
There seems to be a lot more around right now.
Did you know:
That hummingbirds winter in Central America?
The female builds the nest high off the ground in a tree
and the nest looks like a knot in the wood.
The female lays 2 tiny white eggs the size of large peas.
She incubates them for 11-14 days and when they are born
they are no longer than a honeybee.
The female feeds them by regurgitating her food and putting
it in their beaks.
The young leave the nest after 14 - 28 days.
Hummingbirds will return to the same feeder when they
return each spring.
The males will defend their territory.
I didn't know all these facts and found them so interesting.
I've never seen a hummingbird nest have you?
Here is a link for more information on these tiny wonders
Do you feed hummingbirds or do you just enjoy seeing
them in your flower gardens?
ruby throated hummingbird
The painters were here today and most of the painting is
done. They have to paint the bookcase and bannister
tomorrow. Wait until you see the difference!
Have a great day!